Track Record

  • NED
    Innovative metal detection systems
  • CEO
    High energy density battery company
  • Chairman & CEO
    Energy management technology
  • Chairman 
    Advanced biometric testing
  • NED 
    Digital publishing house
  • Executive Chairman
    Smart energy solutions
  • Chairman
    High performance antennas
  • Chairman & NED
    Advanced debugging technology
  • NED  Innovative lighting design
  • CEO
    Next generation electric motors
  • CEO
    Innovative health technology
  • CEO
    Innovative healthcare software
  • Board appointment
    Market-leading picocell & femtocell solutions for mobile operators

  • CEO: Innovative organic PV start up

  • SDI

    2 NED appointments
    AIM quoted group focused on the application of digital imaging to the scientific community

  • TriStart

    Investing NED
    Early-stage company offering unique online tool for evaluating business success

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Demonstrable track record of recruiting at board level for high-growth companies

The Board practice is led by Paul Bailey, one of the Founding Partners of Bailey Fisher. With 20 years executive search experience in the technology sector, Paul has been responsible for building the board in companies ranging from pre-revenue start-ups to AIM, FTSE and NASDAQ listed companies.  Paul hosts Bailey Fisher's successful series of Chairman Dinner events in London & Cambridge, for Chairmen/NEDs & VCs in the high-growth technology market. 

The success of the Board practice is built on recognising and attracting talented individuals who will thrive in high-growth technology companies.

90% of business referred and recommended
100% completion rate on retained searches

"Paul proved to be an excellent choice for leading our search and selection of a Non-Executive Chairman. He was able to fully understand the needs of our growing and developing company and identify a range of high calibre candidates for us to evaluate. Paul managed the whole process extremely effectively and skilfully, providing insightful feedback to me and the shortlisted candidates. We are delighted with the resulting appointment of Matthew Trowbridge who joined us in December 2011."  Karl Heeks, CEO, Ultrasoc

"Bailey Fisher was exclusively appointed to conduct the search for a CEO for Health smart Ltd. This Company offers flexible and cost effective solutions to the health care industry and is one of our portfolio companies.  Bailey Fisher’s credentials in the early stage market proved specifically to be a major benefit in the success of the search.  Paul provided us with a number of excellent candidates and we are delighted with the resulting appointment of Rosie Cunningham-Thomas, who commenced as CEO in January 2012. David Bland, Finance Director, Coller Capital

"Excellent understanding of the requirement delivering a long-list of relevant candidates followed by ongoing support right up to the appointment of the selected CEO.  No doubt that we will be back when we next need a senior vacancy filled."
Dr Clive Layton, Chairman, HD Clinical Ltd

"Throughout the process Bailey Fisher were efficient, professional, helpful and communicative. We were presented with a credible short list and the assignment was completed on time and to specification."
David Walton, Chairman, Oxford Yasa Motors

"ip.access engaged Bailey Fisher to search for a key member of the management team. The successful candidate has proved to be a brilliant hire."
CEO, ip.access

"The two things that impressed me most about working with Paul were:
His tenacity
. We started to work together on a recruitment for an early stage company after a previous exercise had stalled (through no fault of Paul's) and he willingly kept at the task and produced more good candidates. 
His management of the process
. He was always very well organised, all the adminstrative arrangements worked perfectly, he made the appropriate calls, and although I have a lot of experience in recruiting, he was someone whose advice I found welcome on several occasions."

Tom Brown, Chairman, Eight19

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Contact: Paul Bailey
+44 (0)1223 422433
+44 (0)7803 955556